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Local hospitals see big spike in COVID-19 cases and admissions

Local hospitals see big spike in COVID-19 cases and admissions

  Local hospitals are warning about an increase in coronavirus cases. Health care leaders say in-patient Covid admissions have doubled at St. Luke’s in recent weeks and Saint Alphonsus and Primary Health are seeing similar numbers. During a video conference Thursday, leaders from all three health organizations said they’re concerned about the future, and say…MORE

Idaho housing authorities receive $1.1 million in funding

Idaho housing authorities receive $1.1 million in funding

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Monday that Idaho housing authorities have received $1.1 million in funding to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic. HUD says the the funding will be used to help low income families using House Choice vouchers. CBS 2 News reports, the funding was made available via the CARES…MORE

Caldwell School District to begin the new academic year online

Caldwell School District to begin the new academic year online

  Students in the Caldwell School District won’t be heading back to the classroom at the end of the month. On Monday, the Caldwell School District board approved a recommendation to begin the new academic year online for students through at least Oct. 2. A decision will be made Sept. 21 whether conditions have improved…MORE

Mountain West postpones fall sports season

Mountain West postpones fall sports season

    Boise State University won’t be suiting up for sports this fall. The Mountain West Conference on Monday announced an “indefinite postponement” to its fall sports lineup due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. CBS2 reports the indefinite postponement affects men’s and women’s cross country, football, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. “Despite everything that has been…MORE

58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities

58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities

  State officials said during Tuesday’s AARP telephone conference that 58% of Idaho’s COVID-19 deaths have been linked to long-term care facilities. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says the state is working with long term care facilities on creating more robust infection control programs. Of the state’s 210 deaths related to the disease,…MORE

West Ada Schools push start date back to September 8th

West Ada Schools push start date back to September 8th

  The West Ada School Board has made some decisions regarding the upcoming school year. In a special meeting held Tuesday, the board decided to push the start date of the 2020-2021 school to September 8. Guidance from medical professionals and suggestions from the West Ada School District administration team were taken into consideration before…MORE

Positive Test Rate of COVID-19 in Idaho Has Gone Down

Positive Test Rate of COVID-19 in Idaho Has Gone Down

  In the past two weeks, Idaho’s positive test rate has gone down, but remains far from the 5% rate recommended by health experts. During the week of July 19-25, 13% of test results statewide were positive, down from 15% the week of July 5-11; The Idaho Press reports, that week had the highest positive…MORE

Boise School Board will decide Aug. 3rd whether to reopen its schools

Boise School Board will decide Aug. 3rd whether to reopen its schools

  The Boise School Board will decide Aug. 3rd whether to reopen its schools for face-to-face learning this fall. Trustees approved the date Thursday after an hourlong virtual workshop with Central District Health program manager Gina Pannell and doctors from St. Luke’s and Saint Alphonsus health care systems. The Idaho Press reports, the discussion revolved…MORE

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks Postpones Facebook Live Concert on July 7 Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Garth Brooks has postponed his Facebook Live concert that was scheduled to take place on July 7 on Inside Studio G. Garth’s media contact released a statement on July 6: “Out of an abundance of caution, Garth Brooks is moving his and Trisha’s July 7th Facebook concert to a later date and postponing Inside Studio…MORE

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